MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — A man charged in the deaths of two young sisters whose bodies were found on a southwestern Colorado farm has been convicted. The Montrose Daily Press reports Ashford Archer was found guilty Thursday of two counts of fatal child abuse and being an accessory to a crime for the deaths of 10-year-old Makayla Roberts and 8-year-old Hannah Marshall.

Makayla Victoria Roberts, 10, and Hannah Elizabeth Rosalina Marshall, 8. (credit: San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators believe the sisters were dead for several weeks before the bodies were found in September 2017 on a farm outside Norwood. Archer was part of a religious group that moved to the property earlier that year, and prosecutors said the girls were banished to a car because they were thought to have been impure.

Ashford Archer (credit: San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office)

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The sisters died of heat, dehydration and starvation.

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The group’s leader and the children’s mother have been charged with murder and fatal child abuse.

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